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Natalie's Pumpkin Bisque

Posted on 2007.10.17 at 09:30

My good friend Natalie threw a Fall Feast at her home this past Saturday and I must say that it was the gala event of the year. There was talk of Cat-a-holics, a crunk sing-a-long, and much devouring of delicious food. This soup was one of the yummiest things my tummy has ever had:

1-1/2 teaspoons dried ground small red chiles such as Piquins (I used chili powder because I'm a spicy-food wimp)
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 16-ounce can pumpkin puree
4 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 cup half-and-half or light cream
1/4 cup dry sherry 
grated nutmeg

Instructions!

Sauté the onion and garlic in the butter until they are soft and transparent.
Add the pumpkin, stock, chili pepper, ground pepper, allspice, sugar, and sherry. Bring to a boil and cover. Reduce heat and simmer the soup for 30 minutes. Whisk until very smooth. Add the half-and-half, and simmer until heated through. Garnish with the nutmeg and serve.
This soup can be served either hot or cold.
 
Makes 4 servings.. or 1 serving, depending on how hungry you are ;)

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